Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > North East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 36 110
Rank change year-on-year -15 +74 -13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 56 72 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.51% 5.90% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 6.72% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 28
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £316 £327 £225
90th Percentile £613 £499 £467
England median daily rate £475 £458 £438
% change year-on-year +3.81% +4.58% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North East median hourly rate - £11.00 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.64% -
England median hourly rate £28.38 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% - -

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,070 1,071 2,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.15% 87.79% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 698 1,478
North East median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +13.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £224
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 119
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £29.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.72% +4.46% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.39 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.60 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -8 52 £425 - 5
Durham -17 3 £335 -4.29% 10
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 51 (91.07%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (37.50%) Windows
4 21 (37.50%) Linux
4 21 (37.50%) Python
4 21 (37.50%) DevOps
5 20 (35.71%) Puppet
5 20 (35.71%) Ansible
5 20 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (35.71%) C
5 20 (35.71%) Java
5 20 (35.71%) Nagios
5 20 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 20 (35.71%) Open Source
5 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 20 (35.71%) Degree
6 19 (33.93%) Ruby
6 19 (33.93%) Bash Shell
6 19 (33.93%) Perl
6 19 (33.93%) C++
6 19 (33.93%) New Relic
6 19 (33.93%) High Availability
6 19 (33.93%) Splunk
6 19 (33.93%) Data Centre
6 19 (33.93%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (32.14%) Datadog
8 16 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 16 (28.57%) Docker

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) NServiceBus
1 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.79%) TPMS
1 1 (1.79%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (32.14%) Datadog
4 1 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.79%) Skype
2 1 (1.79%) SMS
2 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.79%) OLTP
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
1 15 (26.79%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) DevOps Engineer
1 17 (30.36%) User Researcher
2 4 (7.14%) Analyst
2 4 (7.14%) Architect
2 4 (7.14%) Junior
2 4 (7.14%) Junior DevOps
2 4 (7.14%) Junior DevOps Engineer
2 4 (7.14%) Product Owner
3 3 (5.36%) Digital User Researcher
3 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (5.36%) Senior Product Owner
4 2 (3.57%) Capability Manager
4 2 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (3.57%) Product Manager
4 2 (3.57%) Senior User Researcher
5 1 (1.79%) Head of IT
5 1 (1.79%) IT Architect
5 1 (1.79%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (1.79%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (5.36%) Velocity
2 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) Angular 2
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (33.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.50%) Blog
4 5 (8.93%) User Experience
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Linux
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Unix
3 3 (5.36%) AIX
3 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (91.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) DevOps
3 20 (35.71%) Configuration Management
3 20 (35.71%) Open Source
3 20 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (33.93%) High Availability
5 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 15 (26.79%) BDD
6 15 (26.79%) Psychology
7 14 (25.00%) Decision-Making
7 14 (25.00%) Market Research
7 14 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 14 (25.00%) Usability Testing
8 13 (23.21%) Strategic Thinking
9 11 (19.64%) Qualitative Research
9 11 (19.64%) Quantitative Research
10 10 (17.86%) Analytics
11 7 (12.50%) Product Management
11 7 (12.50%) Service Design
12 6 (10.71%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) Python
2 20 (35.71%) C
2 20 (35.71%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
3 19 (33.93%) Bash Shell
3 19 (33.93%) C++
3 19 (33.93%) Perl
3 19 (33.93%) Ruby
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.57%) SQL
5 1 (1.79%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) COBOL
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Degree
2 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) APMG
4 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.57%) APMP
5 2 (3.57%) CIPD
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) CISSP
6 1 (1.79%) GCED
6 1 (1.79%) GCIA
6 1 (1.79%) GIAC
6 1 (1.79%) GSEC
6 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) Ansible
1 20 (35.71%) Nagios
1 20 (35.71%) Puppet
2 16 (28.57%) Kubernetes
3 15 (26.79%) Packer
3 15 (26.79%) Terraform
4 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) New Relic
1 19 (33.93%) Splunk
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.79%) Cubic Transportation
3 1 (1.79%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.79%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.79%) Pega
3 1 (1.79%) Qualys
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) VMware